Franziska Klügl is Professor in Computer Science. Her main research interests are related to languages, processes and tools for multi-agent systems, in particular when applied to simulation modeling.
Despite of their increasing popularity, agent-based simulation models still suffer from lacking formal basis, clear development processes and only limited ways to connect simulation to empirical data for validation. My vision is to develop the approaches to agent-based simulation modelling so that domain experts without formal training in computer science can produce and use reliable, credible and valid models. This involves research in many areas such as software engineering for simulation, machine learning, human-agent interaction, distributed systems... One of the results of the research in Franziska's group is SeSAm - a visual programming tool for agent-based simulation that allows rapid prototyping as well as convenient development of complex agent-based simulation models. The code is now available via BitBucket. If you are interested in using SeSAm, send me an email and I will provide a link.
Franziska currently teaches the basic software engineering course in the Högskoleingenjör Computer Engineering Program, the Multiagent Systems course in our Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Master Program and the Agent-based Modeling and Simulation in the 5th year of the Civilingenjörprogram on Industrial Economy. She also developed the MAS course further into a course in the SMART(er) program for working professionals. Franziska also gives PhD courses in areas related to her reseach.